GRSB enjoys a variety of standing and ad-hoc committees that conduct the internal business of the roundtable to ensure members remain active in the operation of the organization. This is an important feature of a membership organization and it is essential that members maintain interest and involvement in the committees.

Who is eligible to serve?

Every GRSB member organization is eligible to serve on a standing and/or ad-hoc committee. Eligibility of participation is based on the organization, not the individual. For example, any employee of Cargill may serve on a committee, per that company’s discretion.  However, the acting chair of each committee must be a member of the GRSB Board of Directors.     

Importantly, members must consider the time commitment required to serve and their relevant level of expertise to advance the mission and goals of the committee.  Finally, committees are responsible for the creation and oversight of the technical working groups.

GRSB Standing Committees

Leadership and resource allocation; elected by the Board of Directors.

Chair: Bob McCan, McFaddin Enterprises

Oversight of finance and accounting functions.
Chair: Justin Sherrard, Rabobank

Membership and Nominations

Oversight of membership-related activities and nominations for the Board of Directors.

Serves as an ombudsman role to oversee resolution of issues and concerns of specific GRSB members.

Strategic Objective and Ad-Hoc Committees

Global Goals Committee

Communicate the strategic intent of the GRSB

Increase awareness and impact of the GRSB to internal and external stakeholders

Define key metrics and indicators to report improvements in beef sustainability

Animal Health and Welfare 

Climate Working Group

Identify relevant research and research gaps surrounding greenhouse gas emissions related to beef production.  Work to address calculation approaches in beef carbon foot-printing.

Land Use Change 

Enhance understanding of the conditions under which cattle contribute to land use change.

Facilitate engagement and collaboration among diverse value chain stakeholders to explore technical and policy-relevant opportunities and challenges associated with deforestation-free production and sourcing.

Support efforts aimed at developing, strengthening and implementing commitments to deforestation-free production and sourcing.

Communications Council

Provide oversight and guidance for publicizing sustainable production practices, creating public responses and press releases, website and newsletter materials and communicate GRSB's activities to the general public. 

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